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Richard Oscar Ferguson

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Richard Oscar Ferguson, 84, of Bloomfield, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2006 at Lyons Health and Living Center.

Born July 29, 1921 in Greene County, he was the son of Joseph Quince and Jane (Haywood) Ferguson.

He was a retired supply clerk at Crane, and had previously been a police officer in Bloomfield for six years in the 1960s. He was a World War II veteran of the Marines and a member of the American Legion Post 196 in Bloomfield. He loved the outdoors and loved gardening.

Survivors include: his wife Barbara Ferguson of Bloomfield; three daughters, Jody Kay Ferguson of Bloomfield, Jolene Ferguson of Bloomington, and Joanne Ferguson of Bloomington; a son Joseph Paul Ferguson of California; two step-daughters, Janet Rush and her husband Zeb of Bloomfield and Jane Mason of Texas; a step-son Robert Michael Davis of Bloomfield; a brother James Ferguson of Jasper; a sister Mary Ruth Ferguson of Evansville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Joseph Ferguson, a sister Margaret Kleir, and a granddaughter.

A private family service will be conducted at a later date.

Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.